I see it in a completely different way, Delap just put some magic into the game.They were doing that in the Championship last season as well. They got promoted that way. They've got no Plan B. Eventually, teams will learn how to deal with Delap's throw-ins, and it's a bit sad when this is the only way you can score.
They're even uglier than Bolton - And that takes some doing.
well said, and teams often pick up from successful strategies, so let's just say that the possibility of this strategy becoming more popular is rather high.I see it in a completely different way, Delap just put some magic into the game.
And I don't think teams can simply "learn how to deal with" throwins like this, just as teams don't learn how to deal with corners.
Teams score from Corner Kicks every day, hell, I would say every week in every league, a team scores from a corner kick, AT LEAST.
Why would it not be the same for an even more dangerous attack, than a laterally flying ball towards you?
I don't mind the underdog's and this season they're pretty much at it again Hull is really making people take notice,SC are playing with that much spirit and west Brom are giving their all also.Just a point if Stoke struggle will they call them"Choke City":flirt:pI mean, it's pretty disrespectful to first off say they have no Plan B.
Correct me if I am wrong, but this Plan A is pretty successful, considering it's amounted to ~10 goals now.
What do you expect Stoke City to be, exactly? Champions League contenders? No, they are a mid table team. They know this, we know this, everyone knows this. And as a mid table team, they score pretty consistently, and from Delap's throws.
And as for ugliness, those 2 goals against Arsenal are highlights of the week, thanks to the very unique and special throwins.
Is it suddenly a cheap tactic now? OMG guys, this annoying guy assists a goal again, WITH HIS HANDS. What a cheapass, what a pub team, what losers. I mean, come on.
Delap made me EXCITED to watch football now.
A show of hands, how many people here are now very much more inclined to watch a Stoke City game? I know I am. I want to see this guy in action, I want to see his throw ins, damn it, I want some magic in the game, and he's showing it.
You've got to be kidding me!Delap made me EXCITED to watch football now.
He could throw it further, but he didn't get the low angle and speed that Delap gets. Delaps are the best throw in's I've ever seen by miles.Does anyone remember Dave Challinor? He's got the world record for a throw in, he used to play for Tranmere and Stockport a couple of years ago. The guy was even sicker than Delap.